Watercolor Energies


Watercolor Energies


A No-Nonsense Approach to Watercolor Painting, Design and Esthetics

By Frank Webb 

Where do you stand in relation to the artist you started out to be? This book encourages the painter to aim for energies. Learn to create works with vigor and power in action or expression. Go beyond eyesight painting and concentrate on expression. A figure can be seen only against a background. This book organizes itself against the background of the artist’s convictions.


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Award-winning watercolorist Frank Webb’s vibrant and inspiring works have captivated audiences for decades. And as a workshop teacher, Webb is beloved for his insightful instruction and careful eye. Now, thanks to this one-of-a-kind book, you can learn to paint vital, dynamic watercolors under the guidance of Frank Webb himself.

With helpful tips and lessons for painters of all skill levels, Watercolor Energies is a carefully organized book that focuses on practical, mechanical skills and conceptual thinking in equal measure. Webb emphasizes the importance of personal convictions, philosophies, and esthetics, but also covers more conventional art topics like design, space, texture, pattern, and brush technique.

Watercolor Energies features numerous examples as well as several step-by-step painting demonstrations. A book that will be read and re-read time and time again, Watercolor Energies is perfect for beginners and seasoned watercolorists alike.  

Frank Webb, a professional artist since 1947, is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, which he has represented in international exhibitions in Canada, New York, England, Scotland, and Mexico City. A guest instructor in all 50 states, juror, and lecturer, Webb has received over 110 major medals and awards from national competitions, including six from the American Watercolor Society. Collectors of Webb’s paintings include National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Baylor University, Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, Portland Museum of Art, and South Arkansas Arts Center, to name a few. Webb is featured in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the East, and he is also a member of the Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Association, and many other art associations.